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Real Estate Tenant & Buyer Representation

We can help your real estate drive profitability, enhance your brand, and attract top talent.

Today's leaders are asking strategic questions about their commercial real estate: Where should we locate? How much space do we need? Are we getting a good deal on our real estate? How can my space enhance my brand and attract talent?

Whether you have one location or an international real estate portfolio, Plante Moran Cresa's full-service approach can help you uncover the best lease, buy, or build options. We'll help you with every detail — space needs planning, market studies, lease negotiations, incentives, space build-out, move management, and more. If you need to expand operations, consolidate locations, or take advantage of an opportunity, you will benefit from our tailored solutions to leasing and buying commercial real estate.

Before you make a move locally, in another state, or across the globe, let us show you all of your real estate options.

Corporate Office Real Estate Market Summary
Metro Detroit

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Real Estate Tenant & Buyer Representation Thought Leadership

  • Plante Moran Cresa’s Paul Theriault makes partner

    Plante Moran Cresa has seen exciting growth in staff and projects over the last 20 years. We’re happy to announce Paul Theriault as our new partner and a well-deserved promotion for Sherri House.

    Bill Lichwalla Plante Moran Cresa Paul Theriault Plante Moran Cresa Sherri House Plante Moran Cresa
    Article August 9, 2018 2 min read
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  • The Barre Code turns former retail space into new fitness studio

    Plante Moran Cresa gave The Barre Code a "great experience from start to finish" as the real estate consultant in search of a strategic location for the franchise's new studio in west Michigan.

    Tony Sorgi Plante Moran Cresa
    Article August 2, 2018 1 min read
    Reception desk for the new East Lansing, Michigan, location of The Barre Code
  • Tax treatment of tenant improvements: Who should make them — landlord or tenant?
    Whether landlords or tenants pay for tenant improvements affects the lease rates negotiated — and has significant tax implications. Here are the options you should consider.
    Alison Frankel Ivan Hewines
    Article May 18, 2018 5 min read
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  • How to prepare your industrial real estate for NAFTA changes

    With uncertainty around the future of NAFTA, there are several steps you should be taking now to make sure your real estate will be flexible, with options that allow you to adapt to meet changing needs.

    Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
    Article May 11, 2018 2 min read
    Inside the an industrial real estate building

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Our clients say...

As the largest independent developer of powertrain systems, we have real estate needs in Michigan, across the nation, and abroad. From site selection and lease negotiations to space build-out and incentives, Plante Moran Cresa always puts our interest’s first.

Chet Ricker CFO, AVL North America

Working With Us

As an affiliate of Cresa, the world's largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm, we work closely with more than 200 locations in 40 countries, accounting for more than 50 million square feet of real estate transactions.

Plante Moran Cresa, as a fully integrated real estate department for hire, can help your organization's real estate support your business goals. We have on staff a multidisciplinary team of real estate professionals, architects, engineers, construction experts, project managers, CPAs, and attorneys.

Before you make a move, let us uncover every real estate opportunity.

Our Work

BAE Sterling Heights
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BAE Systems builds LEED-certified Gold research and development facility
A $31 billion global company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense, security, and aerospace systems, BAE Systems needed a new facility for advanced armored vehicle research and development.
Case Study May 11, 2017 1 min read
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Plante Moran Cresa helps German company select site for its first U.S. location
German precious-metals recycler Mairec recognized the need for an experienced real estate partner to be the "boots on the ground" help to support its expansion into the United States.
Case Study March 30, 2016 1 min read